Committees of the Board

In accordance with each Committee's charter, the Beam Audit Committee, Compensation and Benefits Committee and Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee all consist solely of independent directors. The current committee memberships are listed below:

Audit Committee

Richard A. Goldstein
A. D. David Mackay
Gretchen W. Price, Committee Chair
Robert A. Steele


The Audit Committee assists the Board of Directors in monitoring: the integrity of the Company's financial statements; compliance with legal regulatory requirements; independence and qualifications of the Company's external auditors; and the performance of the external and internal auditors.

Audit Committee Charter »



Compensation and Benefits Committee

Stephen W. Golsby
Ann Fritz Hackett, Committee Chair
Gretchen W. Price
Peter M.Wilson

The Compensation and Benefits Committee discharges the responsibilities of the Board of Directors relating to compensation of the Company's senior management and other key employees. The Committee ensures that compensation to the officers and other senior management will enable the Company to attract and retain high quality leadership. The Committee also ensures that officers and other senior management are compensated in a manner that is consistent with competitive practices, performance and the requirements of appropriate regulatory bodies.

Compensation and Benefits Committee Charter »



Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee

Richard A. Goldstein
Ann Fritz Hackett
A. D. David Mackay, Committee Chair
Robert A. Steele

The Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee provides counsel to the Board of Directors respecting the organization and function of the Board and its committees, identifying potential director candidates and nominating directors, and performing succession planning for the executive management of the Company. The Committee also oversees management's administration of non-employee director plans. In addition, this Committee is responsible for developing and implementing policies and procedures to assist the Board in fulfilling its fiduciary obligations to the Company and its shareholders.

Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee Charter »



Corporate Responsibility Committee

Matthew J. Shattock (Chief Executive Officer)
Stephen W. Golsby
Robert A. Steele
Peter M. Wilson, Committee Chair

The Corporate Responsibility Committee reviews and advises management on matters that relate to the Company's responsibilities to its employees and the community, such as philanthropic activities; employee safety; employee diversity and equal opportunity; and the effect of Company operations on the environment.

Corporate Responsibility Committee Charter »



Executive Committee

Richard A. Goldstein
A. D. David Mackay, Committee Chair
Matthew J. Shattock (Chief Executive Officer)
Peter M. Wilson

The Executive Committee acts on behalf of the full Board. It has the power of the full Board except for specific powers reserved to the entire Board, under state law and the Company's by-laws.